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Board Engagement

This short article gives tips on how to retain existing board members by actively engaging them in board activities.

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Evaluate Board Candidates

This article provides a short description of how to evaluate board candidates to winnow the field of prospects.

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Accelerating Board Members to Full Engagement

This article has 15 brief but insightful suggestions describing how to orient new board members into your nonprofit agency.

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Vetting Nonprofit Board Members

The author provides several excellent suggestions about how to vet potential board members, including the use of job descriptions, job interviews, the use of a vetting committee, and “testing” candidates by using them first as committee members. It has a list of questions that might indicate warnings to avoid a potential board candidate.

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Board Service Readiness Quiz

This ten-question quiz helps you decide if you are ready to become a nonprofit board member at this time. If you are not, the article offers three alternative choices you might consider.

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Basic Responsibilities of All Nonprofit Board Members

This is another list of board responsibilities, but more descriptive of individual members’ responsibilities in addition to responsibilities of the board as a whole.

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Serving on a Nonprofit Board

This 17-page monograph is a training resource for board members, which goes into considerable detail about what you need to know as a board member. It explains what nonprofit agencies are, how their boards govern through committees, the board’s role in strategic planning and fundraising, and some important legal concerns including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and an introduction to board liability.

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Questions to Ask Organizational Leaders as a Prospective Board Candidate

This is a list of questions a prospective board member should consider asking board members or the Executive Director if they are interviewing as a board candidate.

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